Jennifer has expertise in cases with an international element including relocation applications, for permission to relocate a child to live in a country outside of England and Wales (Leave to Remove) and child abduction or emergency cases. Jennifer also has expertise in adoption and children act cases where there is social services involvement. In addition to representing parents in cases with a cross-border element, Jennifer regularly acts for parents in Children Act proceedings for a contact or residence Order (an Order a child spends time with one parent and lives with the other).
Jennifer is known for her excellent client care, warmth and sensitivity and ability to make clients feel at ease, as well as her outstanding knowledge of the law. She approaches cases in a very calm and pragmatic manner, but is also direct when necessary.
Jennifer is a Resolution accredited specialist, with specialist accreditations in the areas of Private Law Children matters and Complex Matrimonial Finances.
Thank you for all your advice, support, professionalism, expertise, judgement and encouragement over the past 18 months. There were times where you were more than a solicitor to me, and your support and advice steered me to get through what was often an unbearable journey… calming me on days when I felt like I couldn’t make it through, all helped to get to the right result.
Many thanks for handling my divorce and being such a tremendous support all the way through.
I take this opportunity to once again thank you for everything you did, in particular, your advice was brilliant.
Thank you for all of your help with the case. It was a great outcome.
You were so easy to talk to and showed real empathy.
I just want to take the opportunity to thank you for all your support over the last few months, it was invaluable in getting me through what was a very difficult situation to find myself in.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you and your firm again for all your support, it was incredibly invaluable and prevented changes to our custody arrangements that could have been even more damaging to X (knowing what I now know about his condition).
I just wanted to thank you personally for all that you have done for myself and my daughter, you really have surpassed my expectations at every turn with your clever thinking and unique approach to cover the weak areas of my case… which has definitely been appreciated and exceptionally smart of you.
In managing her clients’ expectations Jennifer deals with cases sensitively and in a direct, efficient and strategic manner to achieve the outcome sought.
A keen writer and blogger, Jennifer has written multiple posts that may be found on the “blogs” section of our website.
Jennifer graduated with a First Class degree in Law and went on to train with Freemans Solicitors where she qualified in June 2013. Jennifer trained in family law and she has practiced family law exclusively since qualifying as a solicitor. She joined Rayden Solicitors in July 2015.
Jennifer has worked on a number of complex international cases before joining Rayden Solicitors including:
- The Supreme Court case Re KL  UKSC 75 and E v B C436/13 in the Court of Justice in the European Union
- She also represented the Respondent mother in an application for enforcement of a Turkish Custody Order under the rarely used Luxembourg Convention: AA v TT  EWHC 3488 (Fam).
- This year Jennifer represented the Respondent Mother in SR (A Child: Habitual Residence)  EWHC 742 (fam), a case which has since gone to the court of appeal
- Most recently she represented the Respondent father in Re S and T (Intercountry Adoption: USA)  EWHC 1753 (fam), before the President of the Family Division
Jennifer is a member of Resolution and accredited specialist, and a founding member of CALA, the Child Abduction Lawyers Association. Jennifer can meet clients at either the St Albans office or the Berkhamsted office.
Contact Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org